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‚ÄčKinetic Knights Corner

November 26, 2022

Happy Holidays from everybody at Team 781!

Thanks to your support, our annual Hometown Christmas bake sale was a big success, and it was great to see everybody out there celebrating the season with us. We raised more than $500 for our team, which will be going toward ensuring all the youth can attend the competitions this year.

We also appreciate our sponsors who support the Kinetic Knights each year. Recently, we were pleased to accept a cheque from 2M Power for $1,000. If you would like to sponsor our team, please contact us at treasurerteam781@gmail.com.

In other news, build season will soon be here. By the second week of January, 2023, we will be hard at work building this year's robot. Our team members have all been trained on the various tools at the shop, thanks to mentor, Peter Eberl; and we have been working on programming training with mentor Pat O’Cain and youth member Danny Bechard; electrical training with mentor Barry Collins; and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) training with mentor Gregory Dadson.



Kinetic Knights mentor Peter Eberl (left) works with youth member Brady Sirois, during tool training; photos by Liz Dadson



Mentor Gregory Dadson (left) works with the Kinetic Knights on CAD training


Our awards team is putting together information to submit for several awards that are presented at competitions, including FIRST Impact (formerly, the Chairman’s Award).



Babette Lachance (right) of 2M Power presents a cheque for $1,000 to the Kinetic Knights Robotics team, represented by Josh Adams (left), Ty Ferguson and Dylan McKechnie; photo by David Dadson

The Kinetic Knights robotics team – FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 781 - is a community youth robotics organization, open to young people, ages 13-19, in Kincardine. Currently, there are about 20 members and six mentors who focus on various aspects of team-building, as well as constructing a robot to enter in FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competitions.

For more information, contact lead mentor, David Dadson, at dcdadson@live.com.

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